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  1. Misinformation, false promotion of devices & more: 4 spine surgeons discuss industry challenges

    It's well documented that spine surgeons have been struggling with rising costs, declining reimbursements and administrative burdens.  By Alan Condon -
  2. 6 sports medicine physicians on the move in January

    Here are six sports medicine physicians who recently joined new practices or took on new positions in the past month: By Eric Oliver -
  3. Drs. William Choi, Fred Harris & more: 8 spine surgeons making headlines

    Here are eight spine and neurosurgeons making the news this week: By Alan Condon -

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  1. 18-physician, 4-location orthopedic group to merge with Banner Health

    Banner Health signed a deal Feb. 14 to acquire The Orthopedic Clinic Association, a four-location practice based in Phoenix.  By Alan Condon -
  2. Former Titan Spine executive joins Vivex Biologics

    Regenerative medicine company Vivex Biologics appointed Chad Kolean as CFO Feb. 12. By Alan Condon -
  3. 6 key developments in spinal cord injury research

    Here are six key updates in the treatment of spinal cord injuries in the past six months: By Alan Condon -
  4. Omar Ishrak's tenure at Medtronic: 5 of the biggest partnerships, product launches

    Omar Ishrak's nearly 10-year tenure as chairman and CEO of Medtronic will come to an end when he retires April 26. By Alan Condon -
  1. How PE-backed ONS will scale in the future: 5 Qs with new CEO Dr. Timothy Corvino

    Timothy Corvino, M.D., has taken on the role of CEO at Orthopaedic & Neurosurgery Specialists in Greenwich, Conn.  By Laura Dyrda -
  2. 4WEB Medical hits record revenue for Q4 — 4 things to know

    Spinal implant developer 4WEB Medical recorded its highest ever quarterly revenue in the fourth quarter of 2019. By Alan Condon -
  3. Judge orders Zimmer Biomet to release hip implant documents: 5 things to know

    Zimmer Biomet was ordered by a judge to unseal dozens of internal corporate documents related to its metal-on-metal hip products, according to The Legal Examiner. By Angie Stewart -
  4. Firm pays $44.5M for New York medical office building housing neurosurgery, orthopedic practice

    Chicago real estate investment firm MBRE Healthcare acquired a 116,000-square-foot medical office building in Orchard Park, N.Y., for $44.5 million Feb. 12, The Buffalo News reports. By Eric Oliver -
  1. North Carolina hospital completes 1st spine surgery with robotic system — 3 takeaways

    Jacksonville, N.C.-based Onslow Memorial Hospital is now offering spinal surgery with the Mazor X Stealth Edition robotic guidance system, according to WCTI NewsChannel 12. By Angie Stewart -
  2. Drs. Owen O'Neill, Fred Harris on the importance of autonomy, value-based care at Twin Cities Orthopedics

    Last year, in the face of industry consolidation, Minneapolis-based Twin Cities Orthopedics established the Infinite Health Collaborative to preserve physicians' autonomy and advance value-based care. By Alan Condon -
  3. Coronavirus outbreak disrupts drug trial for spondyloarthritis, and other Chinese studies

    Several clinical trials in China have been put on hold due to the coronavirus outbreak, including a treatment for a type of spondyloarthritis, according to Reuters. By Alan Condon -
  4. Dr. Lon Alexander joins Louisiana neurosurgery practice

    Hammond, La.-based North Oaks Neurosurgery Clinic recently hired Lon Alexander, MD, The Advocate reports. By Alan Condon -
  5. Illinois hospital expands Brain and Spine Institute

    Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, Ill., is moving its Brain and Spine Institute into a new 5,700-square-foot facility, reports Journal & Topics. By Alan Condon -
  6. Moody's: Coronavirus could lead hospitals to suspend orthopedics, other profitable services

    Coronavirus could increase demand for hospital services and drive up costs if it spreads widely in the U.S., according to a new report by Moody's Investors Service. By Angie Stewart -
  7. Medtronic aims to bolster digital robotics, AI offerings with new acquisition — 5 details

    Medtronic is acquiring Digital Surgery, a London-based private company specializing in surgical artificial intelligence, data and analytics, and digital education and training. By Angie Stewart -
  8. Lawyers seek to dismiss kickback case against former Sanford Health spine surgeon

    Lawyers for a Sioux Falls, S.D., spine surgeon are seeking to dismiss a case on the grounds that the surgeon did not violate anti-kickback laws when he used devices from two companies he owned, the Argus Leader reports. By Eric Oliver -
  9. Colorado neurosurgeon, spine implant companies to pay $2.35M in anti-kickback settlement: 5 details

    A Colorado neurosurgeon and multiple distributorships paid millions to resolve anti-kickback and False Claims Act violation allegations, according to a release from the U.S. Attorney's Office District of Colorado. By Laura Dyrda -

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